How We Will Stop MS (.pdf)
There are more potential MS therapies in development today than at any other time in history, and a variety of therapies exist, largely for those with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.
For some, these treatments reduce the number and severity of attacks and slow disease activity, but more must be done to stop disease progression for everyone affected by MS – including those with progressive forms.
We must find ways to stop all disease activity and prevent further progression for those who already have MS. Here’s how:
- We must better understand the role the immune system plays in the cause of MS and in ongoing disease activity
- We must pursue research leading toward clinical trials of new therapies to stop damage and progression of disability
- We must ensure that we understand health care issues and gather data to advocate for policies that enable everyone with MS to access quality care and treatment
- We must understand the mechanisms that cause tissue injury and that drive disease progression.